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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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Description: The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...
The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.
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If you're into garden or botanical photography or just love gardens this is a must see. Over 500 varieties of roses in a free municipal park. A great Japanese garden is right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you're into garden or botanical photography or just love gardens this is a must see. Over 500 varieties of roses in a free municipal park. A great Japanese garden is right across the street. Great way to spend a day

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south san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

we went at the end of August and many roses were still in bloom. my husband did not want to go, but i saw him taking photos of individual roses. of course, i took lots of pictures.

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Kiel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A simple, but beautiful park with tons of roses that also has some nice views of the city. A must see park with no entrance fee. We were lucky to have a concert going on at the amphitheater in the park.

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Lacey, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Even if you do not like roses (but what sourpuss doesn't?) the IRTG is a must stop during the summer months. My grandfather grew roses and walking through these beds of beautifully maintained roses just took me back to my childhood. The roses are beyond description in both color and smell. As soon as we got out of the car... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Roses are my favourite flower and my senses were overwhelmed here. Spectacular blooms and heavenly scents surround you and it goes on as far as the eye can see. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge garden fan but I have never seen anything like this. Absolutely amazing display of roses of all sizes, shapes, colours, and scents. Incredibly there is no charge for admission and you can spend an hour or more here, or just stop and have a quick look. This is a must see in Portland!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The International Rose Test Garden is out of the way but well worth the visit if you love roses or gardening in general. Spread out over several acres, the neatly trimmed rows contain an enormous variety of roses. You'll see every type imaginable including bushes that reach more than eight feet in height and tiny miniature ones. A bonus -... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ooh that smell! The rose gardens are beautiful and the park is lovely and very nicely laid out. In addition to the lovely roses there are big, beautiful trees all around and the grounds are nicely maintained, no weeds to be seen. Some of these roses have been here a long time the stalks are big with large bunches of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breathtaking. .a must see!!! Even though the summer has been unusually hot for Portland, the flowers were amazing. We compared it to a smaller version of Burchard Gardens. Shuttle service is available in the park. What a gem in the middle of Portland!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was amazing to see all the diferent roses in bloom in one place at the same time and then go from one to another smelling them individualy and together. And it's free!

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